A Rich History and Iconic Brands.

Our mission is to be the most trusted source in the African-American community that informs, entertains and inspires our audience by providing culturally relevant integrated content through our radio, television, and digital platforms.

We Inform.

We Inspire.

We Entertain.

We are the largest distributor of urban content in the country. For more than 35 years, Urban One has been the leading voice speaking to Black America. First, as the largest local urban radio network. Then, as the largest syndicator of urban programming. Yes, we can even claim our position as the largest African-American owned television network and distributor of digital urban content.

Our brands are unsurpassed. Our content is relevant. Our reach is unparalleled. No other multi-media company reaches 82% of Black America. We proudly wear our banner and lift our voice as we ‘Represent Black Culture boldly, courageously and unapologetically.

Despite the medium, TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital or One Solution, we create content that REPRESENTS a people whose impact has touched every fiber of American life. That’s what makes us experts. We are creators and distributors. We are developers and executors. We provide solutions to advertisers seeking a deeper customer engagement. And we are the answer for urban enthusiasts wanting content to satisfy their mind, body and spirit.

We are ONE.

ONE company serving a diverse people all seeking ONE thing…URBAN.

Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. Our core business is our radio broadcasting franchise that is the largest radio broadcasting operation that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. We currently own and operate 55 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.

Our operating strategy is to operate the premier multi-media entertainment and information content provider targeting African-American and urban consumers. Thus, we have diversified our overall media platform by making acquisitions and investments in other complementary media properties. Our other media interests include our approximately 51% controlling ownership interest in TV One, LLC (“TV One”), an African-American targeted cable television network (TVOne); our 53.5% ownership interest in Reach Media, Inc. (“Reach Media”), which operates the Tom Joyner Morning Show (www.reachmediainc.com); our ownership of Interactive One, LLC (“Interactive One ”), an online platform (www.interactiveone.com) serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily and HelloBeautiful ; and our ownership of Community Connect, LLC, an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente and Asian Avenue. Through our national multi-media presence, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audience.

Our market portfolio includes stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

Urban One is the ONLY Integrated Media Company Focused on Black Culture.


Terry L. Jones Director since 1995

Doyle Mitchell Jr.

Brian W. McNeill Director since 1995


Cathy Hughes Founder and Chairperson

Alfred C. Liggins, III Chief Executive Officer

Peter Thompson EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Karen Wishart EVP, Chief Administrative Officer


David Kantor CEO, Radio Division & Reach Media

Michelle Rice General Manager, TV One


Joseph Isaksen SVP, Finance

Amy Vokes SVP, Research & Insights

John Soller VP, Engineering

Kris Simpson SVP & General Counsel

Tony Spinelli CIO


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